[SHOT 2023] NEW EOTECH OGL – the On Gun Laser

EOTECH have begun branching out from optics, last year they began offering a line of thermal imagine devices and night vision systems, and this year they have introduced their first Laser Aiming Module. The OGL or ‘On Gun Laser’ is a pretty compact (at around 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide) and handy multifunctional aiming laser, with a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) infrared illuminator along with an infrared laser designator and visible laser – all impressively powered by a CR123 battery. The OGL weighs 7 ounces with the battery and will be available in FDE and grey.

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Crimson Trace's LG-442 Series Laser Aiming Devices For Sig P365

Crimson Trace has released information on their upcoming Laserguard models for the Sig P365: the Laserguard LG-442 with red laser and LG-442G with a green laser. Both models are listed on Crimson Trace’s website and indicate they estimate availability around mid-March, 2019. Both models attach to the accessory rail and around the trigger guard. The laser is actuated by a pressure switch just under the trigger guard, right where the shooter’s middle finger rests. In addition to the pressure switch, an on/off switch on the laser housing allows for saving the battery when not in use. The red LG-442 boasts a four-hour battery life, while the green LG-442G is said to last two hours. The specifications from Crimson Trace are listed as follows:

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L3 Win $50 Million SOCOM Contract for Squad Aiming Lasers

US Special Operations Command has awarded L3 Technologies a $48 Million contract for a Squad Aiming Laser. The Department of Defense confirmed the contract award on the 21st September. The project began in 2017, and was run by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division.

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D.I. Optical ATPIAL & Mk.19 Mount | SHOT 2017

D.I Optical is a South Korean company that has dealt mainly in optics mounts to heavy machine guns such as the .50 BMG M2, and automatic grenade launchers such as the 40x46mm High Velocity Mk.19. Recently at SHOT the company unveiled their new DILAD02, a laser aiming module with very similar dimensions to a PEQ15, but at more than half the price with a suggested retail price of $550. The device comes with a picatinny mount and has visible and IR laser capabilities. Body is made from 6061-T6 aluminum and it is waterproof to three meters, weighing 8.8 ounces. It takes one CR123A lithium ion battery, inserted into the forward section, alongside the firing port. Controls are from the rear, while calibrations are made by two dials along the side that utilize a sort of Aimpoint cap type system with the two exposed dots. The system can be activated by a press button on top, or can have a pressure switch plugged in from the rear. Battery life is listed as up to 10 continuous hours on a 20 mW setting, while 35 continuous hours on the 5 mW setting.

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